June 26, 2014 |
A Camden County police officer has been removed from street duty and is facing drunken driving charges after he allegedly drove a red pickup truck through three street signs, struck a building, and knocked down the longtime neon sign for Benash Liquors in Cherry Hill. William A. Grasso, 21, of Hammonton, N.J., was charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. The crash occurred shortly before 2 a.m. Friday in the traffic circle at Route 38 and Church Road.
June 20, 2013
A 72-year-old man was killed when his car crashed into a tree in the center of a traffic circle and burst into flames Tuesday afternoon in Burlington County, New Jersey state police said. The crash was reported at 5:48 p.m. at Route 70 and Magnolia Road in Woodland Township. The man was driving west on Route 70 when he crashed into the tree. The cause of the crash was under investigation. - Robert Moran
May 18, 2012 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - As Memorial Day weekend bears down on this popular Cape May County resort, where the population increases tenfold on summer weekends, the highlight of the tourist season may already have occurred. The Route 52 Causeway, that once-dreaded stretch of stressful driving between here and Somers Point, is fully reopened, with wider lanes, no drawbridges, and a full-length bicycle and hiking path. All four lanes of the 2.8-mile north-south route - two in each direction - were back in business this week, marking the near-conclusion of the six-year, $396 million Department of Transportation rebuilding project.
April 26, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The $400 million project to replace roadway and bridges on the busiest way in and out of this Cape May County resort has been a delicate balance since it began in summer 2006. The New Jersey Department of Transportation couldn't just close down the Route 52 Causeway, which as many as 40,000 cars use on a busy summer weekend, until the end of the work, scheduled for mid-2012. At the same time, workers had to quickly and safely replace four bridges (including two notorious drawbridges)
December 27, 2009 |
Now you see it. Now you don't. The winter storm that roared in last weekend with a record December snowfall vanished in yesterday's rain, swelling creeks and closing some roads, mostly in New Jersey. Just one week after two feet of snow fell on some areas, the Garden State was being soaked, with about an inch or more expected in most areas. The rain began falling Christmas night and was forecast to continue through this morning. But with temperatures soaring into the 50s at Philadelphia International Airport, "it's not so much the rain but all the snow out there melting" that's causing flooding, said Roy Miller, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
June 29, 2009 |
Once a remote Pinelands town, Evesham now has main roads clogged with traffic and rimmed by strip malls and shopping centers. Its population has more than doubled in the last three decades to 46,000, making it Burlington County's most populous town. The community's developable land, like that of many South Jersey suburbs, is built out. But local leaders see opportunity in a recently launched project to erect an overpass in the place of the Marlton Circle at the heart of town, a move expected to smooth out traffic flow and reduce accidents at the intersection of Routes 70 and 73. They have hired a firm to gather and analyze input from residents under a process called "visioning" to help determine what Evesham could become and the kinds of planning and development the township should encourage.
April 9, 2009 |
One of South Jersey's most dangerous intersections is set to be transformed after state and local officials broke ground on a $63 million project yesterday. The project would eliminate the Marlton Circle, which links Routes 70 and 73. Legendary for its congestion, the circle is traveled daily by 100,000 drivers, from commuters to vacationers en route to the Shore. The intersection has between 150 and 175 traffic accidents yearly, according to a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman.
March 12, 2006 |
There's a memorable scene in National Lampoon's European Vacation in which Clark Griswold, his wife and kids are hopelessly stuck in a traffic circle in London. Griswold, trying to make the most of a miserable situation, points out a pair of famous landmarks to his children each time he completes another frustrating turn around the circle: "Hey, look, kids. There's Big Ben, and there's Parliament. " Hilarity ensues. Phillies pitchers Jon Lieber, Brett Myers and Cory Lidle feel they've been stuck in the same circle.
December 20, 2005 |
It was a typically straightforward kid's question to a parent. "My cousin in Holland can play in the street, and I cannot. Why is that?" Keane te Velde, 6, of Wayne, wanted to know. This was one time a parent, Keane's dad, Bert, had a straightforward answer: Drivers gone wild. Cars flying down residential streets far in excess of the official 25-m.p.h. speed limit are a major traffic problem for many homeowners and police. Simply increasing enforcement is not feasible - there are not enough officers, and serious crime takes priority.
November 10, 2005 |
Once the roads where daring teenagers tried to prove their driving skills and which jittery out-of-state motorists just tried to avoid, the traffic circles of South Jersey are gradually becoming extinct. The list of vanishing concrete-and-grass dinosaurs is long and memorable: the Airport Circle in Pennsauken, the Race Track and the Ellisburg in Cherry Hill, the Maple Shade and the Marlton in Burlington County. Now, the Collingswood Circle. Under a four-year plan funded by the federal government and administered by the state, the circle is to be replaced by traffic-signal access on the two main arteries that connect there: Route 130 and Route 30, also known as the White Horse Pike.